Sustaining an injury while you are in a work environment can present some unique challenges. In addition to making it impossible for you to generate an income while you are in recovery, it can be difficult to prove who was at fault for the injury so that you can gain access to the financial help you need.
If you feel that your employer contributed to causing your injury, here are three ways that you can prove employer negligence to help you win a personal injury case.
1. Show that your employer was negligent during the hiring process.
If you work in an environment that requires specialized training and skill in order to maintain safety, it's important that your co-workers possess the same level of knowledge and understanding as you in order to maintain safety.
Working with heavy machinery can be dangerous if done incorrectly, so when an employer hires someone who isn't qualified to complete the task, they could be placing you at risk. Being able to show that your employer knowingly hired an unqualified individual will help you prove that the employer was negligent, which could help you win your personal injury case.
2. Show that your employer did not take steps to terminate unqualified individuals.
According to experts, some 53% of job applications and resumes contain falsifications. This means that your employer may not have been aware of the fact that a fellow employee was not qualified before making the decision to hire that individual.
If you can prove that your employer found out about a co-worker's resume or application falsification after hiring was complete but allowed that person to remain in their employ anyway, then you could have a solid case for employer negligence.
3. Show that your employer didn't provide adequate training.
You may be able to mount a successful personal injury case against your employer if you can prove that they were negligent in providing proper training. Tasks that require the use of specialized equipment and machinery require employers to conduct routine training so that their employees are prepared to safely complete work-related tasks.
If your employer did not provide this training, or the information you received during training was false and contributed to your accident, then you could have a case for employer negligence.
Being able to show that your employer exhibited negligent behavior that directly contributed to your accident can be a simple way to gain access to the funds you need to recover from an injury in the future. To learn more about your options, contact a personal injury attorney.Share